This past Wednesday was one of the best experiences of my young journalistic career in covering Minor League Baseball. I was on hand in Charlotte, North Carolina at BB & T Ballpark — home of the Charlotte Knights — for the Triple A All Star Game.
The stars of tomorrow of the International and Pacific Coast League battled in what would be a 4-2 victory for the IL. I was surrounded by a dozen guys that will be in the big leagues by September and a handful that have already been there. Oh, and a PCL head coach that was the starting second baseman of one of the greatest World Series champion teams of my lifetime, a member of the 600 Home Run Club and a World Series champion manager.
It was a good night. Here are some videos and pictures from my evening.
The Yankees Ben Gamel taking BP:
The Brewers catching prospect Manny Pinataking some licks.
The Yankees Gary Sanchez ripping into one in BP.
The Chicago Cubs likable, big hitting prospect Dan Vogelbach takes some hacks.